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Asia Today: India's virus cases jump on New Delhi resurgence

Asia Today: India's virus cases jump on New Delhi resurgence

NEW DELHI — India’s coronavirus outbreak increased by more than 50,000 cases Thursday amid a resurgence of infections in the capital.
San Francisco voters approve taxes on CEOs, big businesses

San Francisco voters approve taxes on CEOs, big businesses

SAN FRANCISCO — In an effort to address economic disparity laid bare by the coronavirus pandemic, San Francisco voters overwhelmingly approved several tax measures targeting property owners and big businesses with CEOs paid far higher than their aver
Retail therapy, last pints: England readies for new lockdown

Retail therapy, last pints: England readies for new lockdown

LONDON — Last-minute shoppers in England came out in force Wednesday and thirsty drinkers enjoyed their final freshly poured pints in a pub for the next month before Britain joins swaths of Europe in a coronavirus lockdown designed to save its health
Debut of Chinese e-finance giant derailed by fear of risks

Debut of Chinese e-finance giant derailed by fear of risks

BEIJING — The world’s biggest online finance company was racing toward a stock market debut when it was derailed by Beijing's anxiety about risks in the fledgling industry, jarring global investors and deepening uncertainty about China’s financial ma

Army Corps reconsidering permit for $9.4B plastics complex

NEW ORLEANS — The Army Corps of Engineers is considering whether potential environmental impacts require it to change, suspend or revoke the permit for a $9.4 billion plastics complex planned in Louisiana by a Taiwan company, U.S.
Vancouver mayor 'gobsmacked' by economic recovery funding shortfall

Vancouver mayor 'gobsmacked' by economic recovery funding shortfall

Vancouver Mayor Kennedy Stewart says he isn't happy with the city's share of economic recovery funding from a federal package to help cope with COVID-19.
Leader of independent ISPs urges big reform of internet pricing

Leader of independent ISPs urges big reform of internet pricing

OTTAWA — A leading member of Canada's independent internet industry says it's time to reform a regulatory system that is delaying the introduction of more competitive pricing.
Stingray Q2 profit more than doubles despite lower radio revenues from COVID-19

Stingray Q2 profit more than doubles despite lower radio revenues from COVID-19

MONTREAL — Stingray Group Inc. says its net income more than doubled in its second quarter despite a 16 per cent drop in revenues. The Montreal-based company said it earned $11.9 million or 16 cents per share in the three months ended Sept.
Sun Life Financial third-quarter profit increases 10 per cent to $750 million

Sun Life Financial third-quarter profit increases 10 per cent to $750 million

TORONTO — Sun Life Financial Inc. says its net profit increased 10 per cent in the third quarter as its asset management business increased 25 per cent from a year earlier. The Toronto-based insurer says that equated to $1.28 per share, up from $1.

Tourmaline Oil buys two privately held oil and gas firms for $526 million

CALGARY — Tourmaline Oil Corp. says it is buying two privately held oil and gas companies producing 76,000 barrels of oil equivalent per day for a total of about $526 million in cash and shares.